Wednesday, July 23rd 2008

PhysX Driver that Works on all Capable GPUs to be out by August

Reports by TG Daily suggest that NVIDIA could release a WHQL-certified stable release PhysX driver that supports all capable GPUs GeForce 8 series thru 9-series and GTX 200 series. The driver would expand driver-level support to all PhysX-based game titles including the likes of Ghost Recon 2: Advanced Warfighter, Warmonger and Cell Factor: Revolution.

It is expected that downloads of free games such as Warmonger and Cell Factor could spike in August since the user-base of PhysX substantially increase then. The driver is expected to be out on the 5th of August.Source: TG Daily
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38 Comments on PhysX Driver that Works on all Capable GPUs to be out by August

#2
erocker
Is it all capable GPU's or just Nvidia GPU's?
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#3
btarunr
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by: erocker
Is it all capable GPU's or just Nvidia GPU's?
NV GPUs, which is why I declared the contents of "all capable" ( 8 series....9 and GTX 200). :)
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#4
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
would improve the 'ragdoll' & general ingame physics in CoD4??
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#5
Esse
by: FreedomEclipse
would improve the 'ragdoll' & general ingame physics in CoD4??
No that's a different kettle of fish. This is PhysX not general physics :)
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#6
..'Ant'..
Finally it will support most GPU's :)
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Cold Storm
Battosai
The only games that this will work on is the games with PhysX... Unreal Tournament 3, Gears of War, those ones.. Just any game that has a Agaia Logo or Nvidia PhysX at the start.

Glad to see that it's almost here for the majority of people. :toast:
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#8
Kursah
I am interested in the benefits of it, I was reading somewhere that a guy that's able to use the beta in a game like Warmonger lost about 5-10FPS...but the physics were improved. Could be BS, but if I'm getting plenty of FPS, losing 5-10 for more physics might just be worth it! Time will tell, I guess we'll find out in due time!

:toast:
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#9
Cold Storm
Battosai
Unreal, Gears, is nothing but butter for me when I had my Gx2... I loved using it. Once I get my GTX on Friday, It will be in there... I don't feel the lag of having 20 things going on at once... and kept straight at 64fps on unreal during play. Even internet play.
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#10
Bundy
This is great news. I dont change drivers very often because I have to reconfigure Rivatuner each time (I struggle with RT) but I'll be giving this one a go. Then I dont need to be envious of the people happily running modded drivers with phys-x:toast:
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#11
Voyager
For a second, I thought Nvidia is going to release PhysX for ATI cards too :laugh:
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#12
Mussels
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by: Voyager
For a second, I thought Nvidia is going to release PhysX for ATI cards too :laugh:
thats up to ATI. Nvidia made a statement saying its ok for ATI to do so, and ATI replied in a confusing manner.
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#13
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll Yyyyeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh
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#14
Tatty_One
IMO this is another thing thats sways me from buying the very good HD4870 to the GTX260 or 280, nice to have some postive news from the green side!
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#15
Mussels
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by: Tatty_One
IMO this is another thing thats sways me from buying the very good HD4870 to the GTX260 or 280, nice to have some postive news from the green side!
how do you think i feel? as an early adopter of an 8800GTX (lan rig) i've got one long lasting card, with this physx update
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#16
VulkanBros
yeah yeah yeah......but what about drivers for us people who own´s a Ageia PhysX PPU card????
Are we banned to run with "old" Ageia drivers from nov. 2007??
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#17
Conti027
by: Mussels
how do you think i feel? as an early adopter of an 8800GTX (lan rig) i've got one long lasting card, with this physx update
same got my 8800GTX when it came out.
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Mussels
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by: VulkanBros
yeah yeah yeah......but what about drivers for us people who own´s a Ageia PhysX PPU card????
Are we banned to run with "old" Ageia drivers from nov. 2007??
possibly. i'd be emailing Nvidia and asking them for newer drivers.

the physx app with GPU support also has options for the ageia card, dont the drivers come with that? if so its only changed hands as its on the NV site.
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#19
VulkanBros
by: Mussels
possibly. i'd be emailing Nvidia and asking them for newer drivers.

the physx app with GPU support also has options for the ageia card, dont the drivers come with that? if so its only changed hands as its on the NV site.
Nvidia says that they support original PhysX PPU cards...but they really don´t ....
Warmonger and GRAW2 are almost un-playable
You have to install CUDA in order to get Nvidia´s latest (08.06.12 drivers) to work with an Ageia PhysX card???(or at least I have to - works great with the latest Ageia drivers)
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
well if they say it works and it doesnt, contact them.
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#21
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: VulkanBros
Nvidia says that they support original PhysX PPU cards...but they really don´t ....
Warmonger and GRAW2 are almost un-playable
You have to install CUDA in order to get Nvidia´s latest (08.06.12 drivers) to work with an Ageia PhysX card???(or at least I have to - works great with the latest Ageia drivers)
The latest drivers do support Agiea PPU cards. I've installed them with both the BFG and ASUS cards without problem.

Don't assume that just because something happens to you, that is the general standard.
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#22
VulkanBros
by: newtekie1
The latest drivers do support Agiea PPU cards. I've installed them with both the BFG and ASUS cards without problem.

Don't assume that just because something happens to you, that is the general standard.
....and yes you may be right....try run a 3DMark Vantage bench with a PPU card with the
latest Nvidia drivers for PhysX (but then again...you are also running with a Nvidia GPU..so maybe thats the reason why it works for you?)

I said "or at least I have to..."

Mussels - I have contacted Nvidia´s support - for roughly 15 days ago.. have´nt heard from them....
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#23
newtekie1
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Vantage runs fine with them, and no this isn't on any one of my machines, I don't own a PPU. Several of my friends do, one has an nVidia card(s) and the other has ATi, both work perfectly fine.
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#24
Tatty_One
So let me see if I can get this right (not particularily upto speed with PhysicsX, although I have GRAW2), if I download and use the new drivers, coupled with my G92 GTS I can get PhyX outta GRAW?

If thats the case, would I need to un-install the Ageia software that auto installs with the game?
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#25
Mussels
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by: Tatty_One
So let me see if I can get this right (not particularily upto speed with PhysicsX, although I have GRAW2), if I download and use the new drivers, coupled with my G92 GTS I can get PhyX outta GRAW?

If thats the case, would I need to un-install the Ageia software that auto installs with the game?
as long as you have the (modded) physx supporting beta drivers, yes. otheriwse you gotta wait for these to be released.

You'd need the updated physx client off the NV site too, to enable it.

even tho i have a 'supported' G92 card on the beta drivers, i cant enable physx so i guess its not for everyone.
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